The United States and Saudi Arabia have condemned the resumption of violence in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where residents have reported air strikes and exchanges of artillery fire.

In a joint statement the two countries noted that the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces had controlled their forces during a 24-hour ceasefire, and it was deeply disappointing that fighting had resumed.

A pro-democracy neighbourhood group said shells had landed in people’s homes in the south of the capital following the expiry of the ceasefire.

One resident, who was awoken by the sound of fighting, said the one-day lull on Saturday was like a dream that had now vanished.

Source: BBC